Bucyrus High School working to develop future leaders

Bucyrus High School is taking leadership development one step further with the implementation of an ongoing Leadership Seminar.

Interested students in grades 9 through 12 filled out an application to be a part of the group, which will meet about every other month, for a book study of The Leadership Challenge by authors James Kouzes and Barry Posner, completing an accompanying Leadership Journal completing a variety of additional assignments, and completing one service project this year.

When the first session was held on Sept. 28th, 28 students went through Leadership Orientation. During the orientation students discussed what “good” leaders look/act like, expectations for the students in the leadership program, and possible school and community service projects. The second session on October 12th Hannah Jacobs and Erin Stine from the Crawford Partnership were on hand to discuss the students’ core values and potential community service projects. Students also completed a SWOT analysis to explore the school district’s and the community’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.

Throughout the school year, the Leadership Council will be responsible for building and implementing projects to make a positive impact at school and in the community. Upcoming meetings will be held in December, February and April. Secondary School Principal Dr. Mark Burke said he is excited for what is to come. “We will be inviting community partners into our last 3 sessions to present on leadership in the workforce, and we will be continuing our partnership with the Crawford Partnership to plan and facilitate our community engagement activities.”

For more information or questions about the program, please contact Dr. Mark Burke at mburke@bucyrusschools.org.